On March 11, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the MUIH Research Symposium, an annual event that highlights the best of the University’s research and scholarship. Two symposium awards were given and Dr. Steffany Moonaz, Associate Director of Integrative Health Sciences at MUIH, was recognized for winning MUIH’s first annual Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award.
Dr. Clifton Bingham, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, presented the keynote address, and two symposium awards were given: the prestigious President’s Award and Faculty Research Poster Award.
Dr. Steffany Moonaz, Associate Director of Integrative Health Sciences at MUIH, also gave a presentation of her work on “Sustainable Transformation: The Short and Long-Term Effects of a Yoga Intervention on Quality of Life for Persons with Arthritis.” Dr. Moonaz is the winner of MUIH’s first annual Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award, awarded earlier this year. To learn more about this and the state of yoga research, read an interview with Steffany.
The President’s Award, for contributions to the growth of the MUIH community and the field of integrative health through research and scholarship, was awarded to Heather Walker for “STW-5 as a Treatment for Gastrointestinal Disorder in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Research Design.” To learn more about the award-winning project, read an interview with Heather.
The faculty Research Poster Award was awarded to Celeste Homan, M.S., M.Ac., L.Ac., Assistant Professor in the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program, for “Acupuncture as an Alternative Treatment for Cystic Acne: a Case Study.” To learn more about the award-winning research, read an interview with Celeste.